May 19th, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time

Attend live online or in person at Creekside Inn, Stratton Room, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Cost: $135 7 CE hours*

Course Description: Join Drs. Burns and Levitt, “The Dynamic Duo,” for a day of fun and inspiring learning.  In this workshop you will learn and practice techniques to help your patients overcome anxiety including panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, etc.  We will teach you tools to reduce resistance and boost motivation to change as well as numerous cognitive and behavioral techniques to help your patients defeat their anxiety. This workshop is highly interactive with many case examples and opportunities for practice using role plays.


Session 1. Reducing Resistance and Boosting Motivation

The Magic Button Technique, The Positive Reframe, The Magic Dial Technique, Dangling the Carrot, The Gentle Ultimatum, and Sitting with Open Hands

Session 2. The Cognitive Model

Eliciting Anxious Thoughts, Identifying Cognitive Distortions, Examine the Evidence Technique, Externalization of Voices Technique

Session 3. The Exposure Model

Rationale for Exposure, Interoceptive Exposure, The Fear and Avoidance Hierarchy, Identifying Safety Behaviors, Conducting Exposures

Learning objectives: After attending this course, you will be able to:

1) Boost motivation by helping patients identify their reasons not to change. 2) Motivate patients to become accountable for the work required to overcome their anxiety. 3) Identify cognitive distortions in anxious thoughts. 4) Set up the “examine the evidence” truth based technique. 5) Deliver the “externalization of voices” cognitive role play technique. 6) Set up exposure exercises with patients with anxiety disorders. 7) Identify safety behaviors in anxious patients.

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*The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for its licensees. This course has been approved by FGI as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 7 CEs. NAADAC Provider #149212. The Feeling Good Institute (FGI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. FGI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This organization (Feeling Good Institute, #1442) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/30/2018-05/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 Social Work continuing education clock hours. Feeling Good Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees who attend 100% of the training within a week of completion of the workshop survey. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact Dr. Maor Katz at